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Old 01-17-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
EVO VIII Chris
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Why dont I have the graphical redhat dual boot screen?


My system is a dual booting server with Microsoft Server 2003 and Redhat 8.0. The systems at my college are dual booting with redhat 8.0 and Windows XP and when you boot them up they ask you which system to boot but they have a graphical redhat screen with the redhat logo. ITs really not a big deal I am just wondering why their systems do that and mine doesnt? Mine just asks you in a black screen to select which OS to boot. Not really that big of a deal just wondering why this is?

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Chris Jumonville
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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Could you post the contents of either (or both) the file(s) /etc/lilo.conf or [/i]/etc/grub.conf[/i]? These are the configuration files for the two main bootloaders used under Linux. I believe that RedHat uses GRUB by default.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thymox here is the contents of my grub.conf file. I am not using LILO so I think this is what you wanted...

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd1,0)

I should also add that I have my Windows system on a seperate SCSI drive which is "sca" so maybe this could have something to do with it?
chainloader +1

Last edited by EVO VIII Chris; 01-17-2004 at 09:12 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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Have you checked that the file /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz exists? If you're not getting a nice colourful image then that'd be my first port-of-call.
 
  


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